You’ve probably already seen almost every one of YouTube’s 10 most popular videos of 2012 – but plenty of gems are out there that didn’t quite hit critical mass.
So we’ve compiled a list of staff favorites and popular videos that made us laugh, cry, or ponder the universe. We’re not including anything from the top 10 list, because, let’s face it, you don’t need to watch Gangnam Style again.
Instead, check out the clips below for some entertainment and insight you might have not seen. And do let us know in the comments what other great viral videos people missed this year.